La Traversagna Valpolicella Rispasso

La Traversagna Valpolicella Rispasso

Vintage: 2015
Producer: Monte Faustino
Country: Italy
Region: Veneto
Grape: Corvina (80%), Molinara (10%), Rondinella (10%)
Style: Robust, full bodied
Oak: Oaked
Alcohol: 14.5%
Vegetarian: No
Allergens: Sulphites

Tasting Notes Drink: 

Monte Faustino is owned by the Fornaser family who can trace their winemaking roots back to the early 1900`s. The winery is situated in Bure Alto at the foot of the Monte Faustino, which gives its name to their oldest vineyard. Produced from the three Valpolicella grape varieties of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara, Ripasso is made by adding the pomace of leftover grape skins and seeds from the fermentation of Amarone, to a batch of Valpolicella wines for a period of extended maceration. The wine spends 10 days on the Amarone skins before 18 months in oak barrels. This adds body and complexity to the wine. A sweet cherry nose leads to a soft and supple palate with notes of woodland, sweet black fruits and a touch of leather maturity on the finish.

Pair with: Rich mature cheese, avoid blues.

Our Perfect Cheeseboard: Roccolo Valtaleggio, Lancashire Bomb, Fontina, Cornish Gouda, Miller’s Toast Fig & Sultana, Ottervale Redcurrant Jelly and Fresh Figs.